Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Bus Rapid Transit

Project Summary

This project seeks to implement a pilot BRT system in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that will be the first stage of 100Km trunk system that will be the first and most extensive BRT system in Africa. Secondly, the project seeks to implement the first fully developed NMT feeder system as an integral part of the planned 12Km pilot BRT system in Cartagena, Colombia.Finally, the project team, which includes BRT experts primarily from Brazil, Colombia and the US, will document the BRT planning process in a BRT planning guide so that others wishing to develop BRT projects on their own will not have to rely on international consultants. The guide will also outline a basic methodology for quantifying projected GHG and other emissions.This project is aimed at promoting south-south partnerships on sustainable transportation. In this case, the Tanzanian team will benefit from the extensive experience in Latin America e particularly in Colombia.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
724,595 USD
Co-financing Total
2,999,864 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 3,749,459.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Apr 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Nov 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Feb 2005
Project closed
01 Mar 2012